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I Want to Stop Hurting Myself

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    I lost my best friend

    and idk what to do! She was everything i needed. And now she's gone. Last night i cut myself because i know i probably wont get her back. I miss her so much...
    alexislucash alexislucash 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    This pain that I live with.

    It's not even the cuts. They don't hurt, but instead the urges do. The fact that I do cut hurts. I hate what I'm doing to myself. I want to never cut again, but how can you stop doing something you love? It's mentally draining. The billion times I worry about my scars or cuts...
    thoughtfulstars thoughtfulstars 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 10

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    Because I Forgot.

    I forgot just about everything that comes with hurting yourself. I forgot how easy it it to become addicted. I forgot how hard it is to constantly hide my scars. I forgot how much time it consumes. I forgot that it solves nothing. I forgot that it's an endless cycle of pain...
    Yoru Yoru 18-21 2 Responses Sep 24, 2011

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    3 Months

    I used to cut myself and I've tried to drown myself before, i felt like giving up and i felt like a failure, and failing at suicide doesnt really boost my confidence, but i told a councilor at school. She got me help and i havent hurt myself in almost 3 months. It was a lot...
    childcalledit childcalledit 18-21, T 3 Responses Oct 7, 2009

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    Maybe One Day

    I'm hoping one day i wont hurt myself anymore. I keep a lot of my emotions inside which is y i think i hurt myself. I don't let it out that way so i gotta let it someway and i sometimes it feels good. If that makes any sense at all. But I'm hoping i can learn to express my...
    eyeslikestars eyeslikestars 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 21, 2010

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    It's been over half a year

    since I cut myself for the first time. I got home from school and had been stressed and as they say "when it rains, it's pouring". I got inside my apartment and I suddenly felt... empty. Empty in a whole new way. I felt like I watching a movie inside my head. Like those hands...
    iiSabishii iiSabishii 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I Am One of You

    I  am one of you ive starved myself becalse of being in so much mental pain ive taken winow glass and went down both sides of my legs bealse i was in so much pain i still do the hurting thing becalse i know how to hide what i do to my self but not as much now mine...
    lunnas lunnas 41-45, F 4 Responses May 14, 2009

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    I have been out of work for over a year. I am trying to find work but it is very difficult. Lately I have been mad at myself and feeling down. I started spanking myself. I get nude...
    mmccoy43 mmccoy43 41-45, M Aug 7

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    I just want to I'm not worth being protected . All I think about is hurting myself it sucks .
    DrowningInPain2 DrowningInPain2 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    My head is a mess. I think I can't do this anymore, but then I think well I have to. By this, I mean life. I've felt this way before, a long time ago, but that came in surges...
    ForBetterOrForWorse ForBetterOrForWorse 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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    How much will I have to do before I return to normal? If I just sat down in the shower so the blood would wash away, how long would it take before I cut out all the things wrong...
    LesbianBlue LesbianBlue 18-21, F Aug 14

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    You tell people what they don't wanna hear and then your left alone! Haha! My oh my!! I'm guessing I'm a difficult personality to get along with.... I usually get surrounded by...
    Incubusbunny Incubusbunny 22-25, F Aug 14

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    I am beyond overwhelmed with the difficulties in my life. The circumstances would be surmountable to someone who didn't have so much trouble breaking bad old habits. I just cant...
    sum1ab sum1ab 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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    I used to think beating myself up would make me be a better person or cause me to make positive changes. Today I realize it is a counter productive activity
    ib14fun ib14fun 41-45 Aug 10

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    Sometimes I just can't let some things go. Big or small problems, they dwell in my mind, haunt me and kills me sometimes. I always think everything's my fault when things don't go...
    Faiithh Faiithh 16-17, F Aug 10

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    I think that is I show my true self people will judge me, and they usually do. What I noticed today is not everyone is going to except you, and we have to stop judging people...
    Kkariel7 Kkariel7 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    I'm so tired of being in the shadow this year I'm gonna shine like the sun no matter what people say about me in gonna be different and be myself and if being myself means not...
    Hope4glory Hope4glory 13-15, F Jul 31

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    I've always found happiness through other people. I've relied on past boyfriends to make me smile, feel comfortable, and feel like I have worth. When I felt special to someone it...
    GabbyCot GabbyCot 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 29

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    And that's why I love EP; the only place I can be myself ! Because in real life I can't be myself or I feel I can only be myself around a few people (3-4 persons I think).
    HeeyItsParisHere HeeyItsParisHere 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 31

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    A lot of people consider me a freak for looking this why, or im an attention seeker. But i just want to be happy looking at myself. Children point and adults take pictures... Do...
    sirroach sirroach 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 31

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    In order for the person on the outside to feel like who i am on the inside i am going to: Dye my hair- a dark red Change my style- to gothic and alternative. I also want to wear...
    CaitlinBuchan97 CaitlinBuchan97 16-17, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Tony. I am a 23 year old UK male, i have lived in the Uk for my entire life. I stand at 5'11, and have brown eyes and dark brown hair, and...
    Anth9012 Anth9012 22-25, M Aug 8

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    I seriously feel the urge to harm myself, and I know it's wrong but I have no other way to express pain. I honestly don't know what to do right now. I have no one to talk to. Now...
    biebbrauhll biebbrauhll 13-15, F 9 Responses Aug 9

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    Recently I've wanted to cut again. I've been thinking a lot about my parents and how dumb they are. Then just last week my cousin told me that my mom was pregnant when she married...
    JalenFrankie616 JalenFrankie616 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 30

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    i want to cut so bad.. theres so much going on and like i cant handle it. and ugh. im freaking out.. theres soooo much going on in my head and in my life.. ugh., but my mom threw...
    xxxalyssabrownxxx xxxalyssabrownxxx 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 2

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    I just need to release the pain I feel inside that's just been building up. I don't want to go to a psych hospital where they stick u on a million drugs. I know how it is, I've...
    Rayven1997 Rayven1997 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 2

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    I hurt inside. I don't know what else to say. These prissy little baby cuts on my shoulder don't signify anymore. I want to go after my arms like I used to.
    LesbianBlue LesbianBlue 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 2

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    I want to find my true self . I'm lost . I'm trying to find the real me . Any suggestions
    lordeley952 lordeley952 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 2

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    I'm sick & tired . I'm suffering from depression & sadness for almost 5 years . I want to changes self this year to better . I want to remove all my bad habits & personality @ past...
    lordeley952 lordeley952 18-21, M Aug 3

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    I feel there's an inner spirit that yearns to be out. To manifest itself but I always suppress what I am essentially inside. Who I am. I want to live care free and to live where no...
    hulaiku hulaiku 18-21, M Aug 8

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    I haven't since 6-30-14 but I'm struggling not to cut, I really want to
    Waterstorm Waterstorm 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 11

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    I want to do the abc diet again but I need a buddy to help me stay on the diet
    maria134747 maria134747 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 11

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    Mostly there! I'm approaching 500lbs and everything is getting a lot harder. I'll be immobile soon and dead from my fat soon as well. I don't want to make it to 25 so wish me luck...
    18yrFeedee 18yrFeedee 18-21, F 10 Responses Aug 18

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    it's getting incredibly hard to resist right now...i keep trying to go to sleep but it's hard to when i have this urge..i know i probably sound really pathetic and i know i'm...
    Rememberme79 Rememberme79 16-17, M 6 days ago

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    Anyone want to be my starving buddy? I just can't take it anymore I just want to be skinny I'm starting tomorrow morning
    maria134747 maria134747 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I hurt so bad. I tried so hard. I wrote a poem, worked a little on my book, worked on my drawing for my friend...but it hurts too much and my wrists are hot with need to relieve...
    LesbianBlue LesbianBlue 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I want to right now but i have to wait a couple hours so my parents dont wake up possibly and walk into my room
    ImNotReallyFine ImNotReallyFine 13-15, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    k so i m not as old as most people all this ( not an insult) i am a teen who goes through this every day if i so much as leave my bed i am hurt somehow at first it was just minor...
    Thomas3608 Thomas3608 13-15, M Aug 13

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    Its the sad truth. I don't understand it at all.
    amazing97 amazing97 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 13

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    In my opinion it's obvious my looks are preventing me success in love I'd like to completely change my look. Get rid of these damn glasses wear contacts. Go to a gym and get the...
    Dynamite500 Dynamite500 18-21, M 22 hrs ago

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    I just joined and I feel this group is the most real to me. I feel like this right now. I just cut a few weeks back and ended up in the hospital. It really is one of the few things...
    BrokenBrain123 BrokenBrain123 22-25, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    So hard to let go knowing the person who dumped you is happy with someone else,, I would really love to see him fall but it seems he can float through life unfair! So unfair!!!
    Confusedchic44 Confusedchic44 41-45, F Aug 10

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    It's usually quite hard to let go and move on, but once you, you'll feel free and realize is was the best decision you've ever made.
    Manzzle Manzzle 18-21, M Aug 10

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    There's nothing more crucial in this life than learning to forgive yourself. This act is not merely forgetting, nor is it condoning the mistakes you've made in your life; it's...
    JackP94 JackP94 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 30

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    I feel as if I have to behave and act like others around me to be accepted by society:(
    Takeitfromme Takeitfromme 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 1

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    I need a co-writer for a realistic drama novel about a woman in prison. Please help me.
    Blipsycat Blipsycat 16-17, M Aug 6

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    I need a co-writer for a realistic drama novel about a woman in prison. Please help me.
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